We offer Interactive Metronome Therapy in both the Franklin and Nashville clinics. Speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists have been trained and are certified to provide this unique approach to a traditional therapy program. The Interactive Metronome is a research-based intervention program that has proven of benefit to children and adults with a range of neuro-rehabilitative and developmental learning disabilities.
It is designed to strengthen processing abilities to improve attention, language processing, sequencing, motor planning, fundamental cognitive abilities and impulse control. Treatment tasks are presented in a hierarchical fashion, progressively challenging the individual to fine tune their processing abilities. Tasks require that the individual synchronize motor movement(s) with a computer generated beat presented through headphones. A crucial element of this program is the provision of audio and visual feedback to encourage the individual to adjust their performance to achieve greater task proficiency.
Advanced tasks incorporate motor sequences, visual only mode to strengthen visual processing, distractions, cognitive switching and divided attention skills.
Appropriate therapy candidates include, but are not limited to, those with the following:
- Sensory Integration Disorders
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Stroke
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Cerebral Palsy
- Non-verbal Learning Disability
- Balance Disorders
- Parkinson’s Disease